FBI Director Robert S.
Mueller, III, today announced the appointment of W.
Wilson Lowery, Jr., as his Special Assistant to oversee
the FBI's reorganization and re-engineering implementation.
Mr. Lowery, who will report
to FBI Headquarters on June 17, brings a lifetime of
experience to the position. He retired as Chairman of
the IBM Credit Corporation and General Manager of Global
Financing after 30 years with IBM, serving in executive
positions for over 20 of them. From 1994-1995, he was
Vice President of Quality and Re-engineering at IBM,
where he was responsible for the global re-engineering
and reorganization of IBM. In this capacity, he oversaw
and succeeded in achieving a plan to reduce infrastructure,
improve efficiencies, develop new systems to meet customer
requirements, and reduce spending by restructuring,
streamlining, and redesigning company operations worldwide.
His other responsibilities have included developing
productivity and efficiency measurements; leading technical
support nationwide; and managing finance and planning
for Asia Pacific operations and for software and applications.
"Wilson Lowery is
exceptionally suited to assist with the reorganization
of the FBI. He combines the precision and insight of
a Chief Financial Officer with the vision and leadership
of an executive comfortable with change, technology,
and global issues, " Mueller said. "We are
extraordinarily fortunate to gain Wilson's expertise
at this crucial stage in our--and in the Nation's--history."
Director Mueller and Attorney
General Ashcroft recently unveiled Phase II of the FBI's
reorganization plans, which outlined the FBI's strategic
priorities and set forth the actions and internal re-engineering
needed to meet its top three goals of protecting the
American people from terrorist and cyber-based attacks,
from espionage, and from high technology crimes.
Lowery is a graduate of
the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of
Science degree in finance and a master of business administration
degree. He is currently president of WLLP Capital, a
financial management and financial/re-engineering consulting
firm, and he resides with his wife Pat in Georgetown,